Traumatic Brain Injuries

The Corson & Johnson Law Firm is recognized by the Brain Injury Association of America as their Preferred Attorney in the state of Oregon.

Traumatic Brain Injury & Brain Damage

No two brain injuries are the same.  While some people recover well, others do not, and often there is no effective cure for brain damage.  When a family member or loved one suffers from a brain injury, it is never easy to deal with. There can be tremendous emotional, interpersonal, and financial challenges to address.

Unpredictable and Complicated Cases

When most people think of injury cases, they think of cuts and broken bones. In many brain injury cases, however, the effects are not so easily seen.

Often, a brief interaction may never lead you to suspect a person has a brain injury. Most people with a brain injury look ‘normal,’ and do not want to be perceived as suffering from brain damage.  However, there can be a catastrophe inside the person’s head, affecting their thinking, judgment, sleep, emotions, sensations, and even their physical abilities. Because of this, it can be tough for a jury to understand just how severe the loss actually is, and how deeply it affects the person and their family.

Attorneys at Corson & Johnson have been representing people affected by brain injuries for over 30 years. They understand how unpredictable, challenging, and complicated these cases can be.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control:

  • An estimated 1.7 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury each year. Most are treated and released from the emergency room, but that does not mean that they did not suffer brain damage that may have long-term effects.
  • About 275,000 people are hospitalized with traumatic brain injury each year.
  • About 52,000 die from traumatic brain injuries annually. 

Brain damage can be caused by car and truck crashes, falls, workplace injuries, athletic activities, and other incidents. Sometimes a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury is delayed or even missed entirely. Once diagnosed, treatment can be challenging, and some people never recover.

Having represented people with traumatic brain injury and brain damage for many years, we know how to build a legal case that will help the injured person and their family.

Advocates for Brain Damage Survivors and Their Families

Corson & Johnson’s experience working for people with brain injuries has provided many insights into the nature of brain injuries and the daily lives led by those with brain damage. They have successfully tried cases for people suffering brain damage as a result of defective products, vehicle crashes, hospital system failures, workplace accidents, and other causes. Don Corson is a member of a national organization of attorneys who share information on how to better represent survivors of brain injuries, has presented on the subject of representing brain-injured people to the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon, and has written on the subject for the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.   

Brain Injury Cases

Hospital System Failure

Causes Father’s Severe Brain Damage, $12 million jury verdict.

Brain Injury Survivor Fights Insurance Company

Brain Surgery After Rear-end Collision: $1 million jury verdict.

Defective Farm Equipment Causes Brain Damage

Workplace Brain Injury, $4 million jury verdict.

The attorneys at Corson & Johnson have helped countless individuals and families over the past three-plus decades.
Please click on the Read More Cases link highlighted below to see additional Brain Injury case examples.
If you think you may have a case, please call, email, or text us; we would be happy to talk with you.

Brain Injury Resources

The “Silent Epidemic”of Brain Injuries

The “Silent Epidemic”of Brain Injuries

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson on the subject of the “silent epidemic” of brain injuries and their two major causes–motor vehicle collisions and falls.

The Painful Side of Getting Your Head in the Game

The Painful Side of Getting Your Head in the Game

Concussions and brain injuries have been a hot topic in professional and college sports lately with the majority of attention focused on the dangers suffered by the men who play football. According to NCAA data, women’s sports account for five of the 10 college sports with the very highest concussion rates.

CDC Puts Spotlight on Traumatic Brain Injury

CDC Puts Spotlight on Traumatic Brain Injury

The Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) recent report, Traumatic Brain Injury Epidemiology and Rehabilitation, addresses the prevalence of TBI, outcomes of TBI, and effectiveness of current methods for rehabilitation.

Jenna’s Law Helps Prevent Permanent Brain Injury

Jenna’s Law Helps Prevent Permanent Brain Injury

After January 1, 2014, Jenna’s Law (Oregon Senate Bill 721) required sports leagues or non-school athletic teams to educate children over 12 and adults who are involved in their teams in recognizing and handling concussions.

NCSS—Reducing Risk of Sports-Related Concussions

After a serious impact and possible concussion, student athletes are sometimes urged to get back into the game without proper evaluation. But  research that shows how serious concussions of all levels can be, combined with improved laws, is eliminating that practice. In conjunction with the National Center for Sports Safety (NCSS), we have sponsored training for coaches to help them identify concussions and respond safely. To learn more about the symptoms and prevention of sports-related brain injuries, please read through the Centers for Disease Control’s Athlete Fact SheetParent’s Fact Sheet, and our Sports Injury Prevention Playbook.

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